The closure of a building on the Bron campus could lead to the elimination of 1,200 license places in three years.
The elimination of 1,200 license places, in three years, is about to be voted on at the Lumière Lyon 2 University. In question, the closure of a building on the Bron campus, following a commission of security as of last June.
“Today, we already have premises which are very widely used. We already have more places on the main campuses. In June, we had a safety commission which considered that one of the buildings could not no longer be used”, explains Nathalie Dompnier, president of the university, to BFM Lyon.
A measure voted on at the next board of directors
For this start of the school year, the management had to resort to renting rooms, but this cannot last: “It has a cost to go and rent additional rooms. Then, for the organization of educational activities, it is not possible to have students and teachers running from one end of the city to the other.”
Removing places then remains the solution, but this would benefit often expensive private training. A situation denounced by the Lyon student union, Unef.
“Young people who could have obtained a place in higher education no longer obtain one because of the lack of funding,” laments the general secretary, Manon Moret.
And to add: “They will turn to the private sector, but there is a social selection that is made because young people from working-class backgrounds are excluded from this teaching. And that forces other young people to go into debt from the start of their career. their study.
However, the president maintains her position: keeping the same number of places would mean a degraded quality of education. The vote on this measure had been interrupted by a delegation of students but will again be on the agenda of the next board meeting. The date is not yet declared.